The European Council on Innovation Policies

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Opening Session – Smart policies for innovation and open innovation

The challenge for Europe over the coming years will be to attract and sustain talent. Looking globally, the great spikes of innovations have not taken place in Europe, and this needs to change.

In order to support a positive development of modern innovation, the European Council believes it is important to create the best possible environment for small entrepreneurs and non-traditional actors within innovation areas.

The presentation stressed the importance of collective intelligence. By utilizing a maxiumum amount brainpower we will accomplish strong innovation. The programme called Horizon 2020 aims to support this by using a holistic view on the complex innovation process, including asking and finding out the conditions needed by entrepreneurs in order to pursue their dreams. – Bror Salmelin, Advisor at the European Commission

The Upcoming Session

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Innovation used to be about what computers can do, it is now about what people can do. This session is about smart innovation policies and open innovation.

Global Forum 2012 – Day 2

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The Social Networking Team will resume coverage of Global Forum 2012 in just a few minutes!

The European Commission’s E-procurement Strategy

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Session 6 – E-procurement Interconnecting People and Organizations

The EC are using four so-called “flanking measures” to support e-procurement around Europe. The first of these measures is The Golden Book: a selection of thirty platforms whose job is to analyze and identify good practises. eTeg is the second course of action, utilizing a group of experts to develop recommendations for governments. Thirdly, the EC are using certain indicators to measure the take-up of e-procurement in Europe in order to provide an element of comparison between different solutions. The fourth and last flanking measure is the support of the PEPPOL and ePrior platforms.

Is Raw Data as Valuable as Crude Oil?

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Session 4: For Privacy and Security?

“90% of the worlds data has been generated since 2010,”  says Paul Wormeli, Executive Director Emeritus, Integrated justice information Systems Institute.

Everyday we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. We need to have way to both accumulate all this data. Have a way to keep the secure data secure and the private data private.

Data is a hot commodity,

“Raw data of the 21st century is much like crude oil” – Stéphane Grunbach, Senior Researcher of INRIA

The session was much about the value of data and how much of it needs to be protected while other information needs to be shared. Private information needs to be kept private but it is often not the responsibility of technology to do that,

“The biggest threat to privacy is betrayal” – Wojciech Cellary, Head of the Department of Information Technology, Poznan University of Economics.

Then there’s data that is supposed to be secure from things like cybercrime. But to do this effectively we need big change, as Florence Dupre suggests

“We need to adapt the existing legal framework”. – Florence Dupré, Technical Legal Expert and Business Advisor, Cassidian CyberSecurity. She said we also  need laws to effectively punish cybercrime.

Interview with Paul Wormeli: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U51gMqSDCJc

Interview with Stéphane Grunbach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYnCm49mGTY

Supply Chain Risk Management

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Session 6 – E-procurement Interconnecting People and Organizations

Outsourcing may pose a potential security risk to any enterpise deciding to utilize its many benefits. The added dependency on a third party will create a supply chain which is needed to sustain the renewed business model. It is in this supply chain where the security risks emerge: you may be exposed to malicious logic, counterfeit hardware and software or the installation of unintentional vulnerabilities. These risks are particularly potent because of their hidden nature in the many layers that make out the supply chain. Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) aims to circumvent these different threats through multi-layered analysis by incorporating the knowledge of many different disciplines within the ICT-field, including but not limited to systems engineering, legislation and international relations. – Dan Shoemaker, Director and Senior Research Assistant at ICSEC, US Department of Defense

Photo: Eikazu Niwano #globalforum2012

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Eikazu Niwano, Producer Research and Development Planning Department, NTT Corporation, Japan

Photo: Pascal Poitevin #globalforum2012

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Pascal Poitevin, Head of Department, Secretary Committee Strategy of Information Systems, Institut de l’Elevage, France

Data is Like Water

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Session 3 – Smarter Governments: Transformative Models and Big Datas.

“Data was staring them in the face, yet they did not see.” 80% of governments are not using existing big data analysis tools in social media and the like, which is problematic. Smarter governments require smarter people, and this is where we need to focus our attention. Knowledge management through big data will lead to increased wisdom, and more intelligent societies. Data is like water: it can be wild and difficult to tame, but its momentum can be used to achieve great things. – Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director at Public Technology Institute

Interview with Dr. David Soldani

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